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Offline dileas

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Homemade Rod Leash
« on: March 11, 2012, 12:38:21 PM »
Hey Everyone,

While travelling in Florida on business last week I did a lot of surfing and found this great idea (I think anyway) for a rod leash.  I bought the Cable Cuffs at Home Depot in the States ($0.99 each) as I wasn't sure they stocked them here in Canada.  Today I hit my local flea market and picked up the cell phone chargers for $2/piece.  I think they turned out pretty good:



I can't take the credit for the idea.  I found it on this web site:

http://palmettokayakfishing.blogspot.com/2011/09/build-rod-leash-for-kayak-fishing.html

Dileas


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Re: Homemade Rod Leash
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 05:28:48 AM »
I like it, thanks for sharing....

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Re: Homemade Rod Leash
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 02:42:03 PM »
Great idea.............. thanks ;D

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Re: Homemade Rod Leash
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 04:34:05 AM »
very nice

Offline Michel

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Re: Homemade Rod Leash
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 09:19:54 AM »
Hey Everyone,

While travelling in Florida on business last week I did a lot of surfing and found this great idea (I think anyway) for a rod leash.  I bought the Cable Cuffs at Home Depot in the States ($0.99 each) as I wasn't sure they stocked them here in Canada.  Today I hit my local flea market and picked up the cell phone chargers for $2/piece.  I think they turned out pretty good:



I can't take the credit for the idea.  I found it on this web site:

http://palmettokayakfishing.blogspot.com/2011/09/build-rod-leash-for-kayak-fishing.html

Dileas


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Re: Homemade Rod Leash
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 04:17:32 AM »
couple bad things found with using cord leash is when they get caught on something, twisted, are too big and over time lose there coil...   I made couple of these cord leash from old car cell phone charges I had however found bungee leash work much better for both paddle and rod.. 

end up purchasing couple these at outfitter store  $5 each, can't remember which one..   MEC has them from $11.50...
http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Paddling/SafetyEquipment/PRD~4004-627/north-water-paddle-leash.jsp
« Last Edit: March 15, 2012, 10:37:54 PM by k4l3 »

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Re: Homemade Rod Leash
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 04:43:07 AM »
those are great!!  Dollar store dog leashes work well too

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Re: Homemade Rod Leash
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 06:36:55 AM »
those are great!!  Dollar store dog leashes work well too

I used those also...  were actucally great until missed placed.. think left couple at first year haliburton..

Offline GHBayYak

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Re: Homemade Rod Leash
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 09:12:37 AM »
i just went and asked the guy at my office who looks after all the phone stuff if i could grab a few cords off him- got the strangest look from him and the others standing around when i asked lol.

oh well, free leash parts- woohoo!

Offline David K

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Re: Homemade Rod Leash
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 02:15:19 PM »
I agree with K4l3.  I have/had a few of the curly cord leashes.  They got caught, and twisted on everything.   I went to a bungee type cord and all is well.
  The Dollar Store seems to be a fishing kayakers best friend.

 

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